Monday, September 15, 2008

Apples and Pumpkins

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This fall-colored bag reminded me of the book Apples and Pumpkins, even though there are pears and flowers instead of pumpkins. The rich pumpkin color mixed with yellows, tans and light & dark denim is a wonderfully warm-colored bag for this time of year.

The little focal denim piece on the flap has embroidered corduroy flowers and fruit from a teeny pair of Gymboree jeans. It is surrounded by a vintage quilt piece, orange swirly velvet, pumpkin bread corduroy, yellow and white striped denim, a polished cotton decorator stripe and is bordered at the bottom by rich, dark denim.

Once again, the back of the bag is just as, if not more than, fancy as the front. There are three pockets across the strip of fabrics including the front panel of checked, tan cotton pants with a usable pocket. Behind the waistband is a large pocket. And the orange velvet lines the top edge of the left pocket behind another vintage quilt piece from a Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern.

The straps tie all the fabrics and colors together, including of course, the antique quilt design, both denim shades and the rich designer fabric that is in several shades of orange. The straps are adjustable and are currently tied at 38 inches.

The under side of the flap and the entire interior is a chartreuse patterned fabric that feels like chenille. We all know how much I love chenille. :o) There is a large denim pocket inside with orange rickrack and a yellow button for trim.

This bag is slightly taller than the regular BFZ messenger bags. I was experimenting with a no-seam bottom and the bag ended up being 15 1/2" long, 14" tall and just shy of 4" wide. Plenty of movie popcorn could hide in this gem. This would make a lovely Thanksgiving gift.

Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $25 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 8am (PDT) on Saturday, September 20th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Linda.

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect, katie in AZ bids $50

Anonymous said...

okay katie, here we go! lol ANA from AZ. bids 51.00.

Jillybean said...

Oh, this is gonna be good. I'll bid while I can afford it. $55

Anonymous said...

yes, it is gonna get very good!! the maker of this bag lives here in sunny AZ. so all you canadians better back off!! lol lol this is fun! i bid 60.00

ANA from AZ.

Jillybean said...

Ana, I believe Miss Katie will eventually wipe us off the face of this bag - but until then, we can hope. $65

Anonymous said...

Greed is a sad thing, bidding can be fun if it isn't meant to stomp on anyone else who shows interest.

Anonymous said...

dear anonymous,

It is all in fun and thats what life is all about. remember that. this is all for a great cause and everyone wants to be a part of it. no greed in that. lightin up and have fun with us all will ya! lol As for Katie, i don't want to stop a good ol girl from AZ on having such a beautiful bag! you go girl!

ANA from AZ

Anonymous said...

I refuse to bid against my daughter.....from Bend Oregon

Anonymous said...

WOW !!! this is getting down right exciting :o)
katie from AZ bids $70
im all about bringing little zaza home

Jillybean said...

Did Katie really just outbid me?!
...here comes the butter.

$71

mysistersjar said...

I neglected to mention in the description that the tan pants used for the back of the bag were a donation from JILLY! Now she's bidding on her old clothes. :o)

Anonymous said...

no fair jilly, the bible says its better to give than recieve.

i bid $80 katie in AZ

Jennie C. said...

You ladies are a hoot. And if anyone is greedy - it's me! I am greedy to have a new little niece in my arms so that I can squeeze her and smell her and cuddle her and smooch her ... because her big brothers aren't really that fond of Aunty Jennie snuggles any more.

Jillybean said...

Aaaawe.... that's Austin and Keeve's loss, Aunt Jennie!! :)

Anonymous said...

katie, katie, katie, you are on a roll!! keep up the good work! after all, i was lucky enough to out bid you on the lucky brand bag and it is wonderful. go with your gut and bid on this bag. you wont be dissapointed. the work on these bags are amazing!! as for jilly, i love you girl but you did donate those pants for a reason. let katie hav this one cuz u know there will be more amazing bags next week! you are awfully sweet and fun to bid with. luv ya girl!

ANA from AZ.

Jillybean said...

This IS fun, isn't it? OK, I'll let this one slide - but not because my pants are a part of it. I gave Jar Lady a boat load of denim and I am SURE to get a bag or two outta that!! But beware Katie..... there may be another Ana out there - you're gonna have to get up early Saturday. :)

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH jilly, your a fine girl! you are a team player and if u ever really want a bag that i am bidding on against you feel free to tell me to back off!! i bet katie will be thrilled to win this bag. i dont know her but maybe someday we shall all meet wearing the bags we purchased and knowing were we got them from. would'nt that be grand!!

ANA from AZ

Anonymous said...

Jokin Jillybean, you are so funny, and "Amazin ANA", thats what I'll call ya. You have such a fun amazing attitude:)
You two keep this interesting and keep me on my toes!!
As far as next week goes, Denim bags are my weakness, I'll have to pray thru all weekend so i can be somewhat nice when the bidding starts.LOL

luv ya gals

Katie in AZ

Anonymous said...

Jokin Jillybean, you are so funny, and "Amazin ANA", thats what I'll call ya. You have such a fun amazing attitude:)
You two keep this interesting and keep me on my toes!!
As far as next week goes, Denim bags are my weakness, I'll have to pray thru all weekend so i can be somewhat nice when the bidding starts.LOL

luv ya gals

Katie in AZ

Anonymous said...

OOPS sent it twice, my bad :o)

Anonymous said...

jillybean, i truely believe there is only one "ANA" in this world. if there were two my parents would be dead!!!! lol lol hope you find the denim bag you want next week. remember, no good deed goes without notice. if i bid against you next week let me know you must hav that bag. as for katie, share, share, share!!! lol jilly needs her denim bag! lol as for your nickname.... i shall call you (Krazy Katie) :)

mysistersjar said...

Ha ha, made you look. :o)

Jillybean said...

Get me excited for nothin. That wasn't nice.

Jennie C. said...

Katie - you are the highest bidder! If you haven't already, please email BagsForZaza@gmail.com to arrange payment and shipping/pickup.